A new virus is going around. On the machine that works, please rename autorun.* to oldauto.*
A few years back when I bought my laptop (Dell E1505 w/XP Media Edition) I think I messed something up when trying to set up my wireless network, fortunately I think it can be corrected. When I plug my WD Passport external HD into my desktop I can click on MY COMPUTER and see it listed under drive F: When I left click on it I can see all of it's contents. When I plug it into my laptop and click on MY COMPUTER drive F: has the same icon as my drive C: and drive D: (a picture of drive) except it has a little pipe coming out of the bottom and goes left and right (sorry I don't know the proper name of this icon but I am assuming it's an icon for a network drive). When I left click the F: drive I get a OPEN WITH window asking me to choose a program to open File: F:\ with. A file? F: is supposed to be the Passport in my case. However, when I open Windows Explorer I can click on the F: drive (which has the same icon next to it) and I then get the contents of my Passport. But unlike my desktop where I can right click on the F: drive from the MY COMPUTER screen to format my Passport, I can't do this from my laptop. Can anyone help me figure out what I've done and fix it. I'm guessing I may need to add a drive to my laptop since, perhaps F: is needed for the wireless connection. Thanks for any help.